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Ticos

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317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
402-475-1048
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Margaritas

This place is a Lincoln landmark. I usually like whatever I order there and I always get a margarita.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place is a Lincoln landmark. I usually like whatever I order there and I always get a margarita.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

After dining at this restaurant for 45 years you would think the rating would be a 5 or at least a 4. It could be IF they hired managers that cared and waitresses that did their jobs right. The food is really good, but someone please train your help. Cudda been a 4 star but minus 1 for bad help... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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128 reviews 128 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I found it hard to believe that I have never reviewed Tico's before today because we go visit on a regular basis. After a cold, wet, windy day of college baseball we needed a nice, quiet dinner and started off being seated in a back booth. A nice Dos XX draft was soon followed by Chimichangos Supreme. It did not... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ticos is a a fun place to go for happy hour. Monday nights is $1.00 off margaritas.... I love the blue ones with sugar on the rim. Service is good and there is plenty of parking. The tacorito is awesome. The chips are very good as well. The food is served hot and the ingredients are fresh. This is a... More 

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Lincoln Nebraska
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

For all the hype I heard about this place, I was just a bit disappointed. The food is pretty good, though a little tame for my taste buds. I really feel the whole point of Mexican food is flavor. You expect your dish to be bursting with a multitude of powerful flavors. That is not the case here, though the... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I only had 40 minutes to dine and dash. She had dined at Tico's numerous times, but this was my first. We ordered, got drinks and food within 7-8 minutes and were out the door 15 minutes later on our way to a show. The food was high quality, well priced and fast service. We look forward... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Most recently had the seafood enchilada. Fabulous, as are all of the other selections there. A Lincoln institution, the food and service are still top-notch.

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Garwin, Iowa
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85 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

But the Chili Rellenos were as good as I remembered! My mom had the Pollo en Chilies and she really enjoyed it also. They have free chips and salsa that were really good. The chips had chilli's powder on them. We went early on a Friday evening so there wasn't a crowd. Service was fast and friendly but didn't hover.... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

They may have gone slightly downhill, it is certainly dated on the inside, but they don't change the menu, thank goodness, and it is still pretty darn good food, won't pretend it is authentic mexican, but a hispanic friend of mine used to complain growing up because her mom didn't make the chile rellanos (sp?) like the ones at Ticos,... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food was good although the salsa could be a little thicker. It is close to downtown so convenient if you are seeing a show or a play.

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Additional Information about Ticos

Address: 317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone Number: 402-475-1048
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 402-475-1048

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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